Turmeric is an orange-yellow spice originating from South Asia and is particularly popular in Indian cuisine hence its nickname “Indian Saffron”. Its active ingredient, a polyphenol called curcumin, gives it antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, it can be increasingly found in the form of supplements and in various products. So, should we go so far […]
We often hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Recently, this topic has been popular in the media due to a recent meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) suggesting that this may be a myth. So, what is the truth really? Let’s dive into this question!
The low FODMAP diet has been shown to be an effective approach to reduce symptoms related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Research shows that 3 out of 4 people find tremendous success on this lifelong diet. FODMAPs are fermentable carbohydrates that are partly responsible for the symptoms in people suffering from IBS. For more information, […]
The avocado is a fruit that contains the highest fat content of all known fruits and vegetables. Being an ideal companion for sandwiches and elaborate salads, the avocado is a favorite of gourmets because of its creamy and tasty flesh, and by dietitians as well, who appreciate its wealth of “good fats”, fiber, vitamin K […]
I am sure you have heard about the “fake meat” burgers marketed by Beyond Meat and Lightlife (Canada) that are increasingly trendy among the veggie crowd, but also omnivores who look for an alternative to regular meat burgers. While being strictly plant-based, they taste, look, and cook like meat. But are they really good for […]
Migraines affect approximately 15% of adults in North America and Europe and are a leading cause of disability. The main symptoms of migraines include: a painful headache lasting between 4 to 72 hours, localized pain on one side of the head, nausea and vomiting, blurred vision, feeling cold or sweating, as well as an increased […]
Prebiotics are a type of dietary fiber that is beneficial to one’s microbiota and gastrointestinal health by selectively promoting the growth of good bacteria. It should be noted that not all fibers are prebiotics. Here is a chart that summarizes the main sources of prebiotics.
Dementia is a syndrome in which memory, reasoning, behavior and the ability to perform daily living activities are impaired. Although dementia primarily affects older people, it is not a natural or inevitable consequence of ageing. Nevertheless, there are 50 million people living with dementia in the world, and every year there are nearly 10 million […]
The Canadian Men’s Health Week takes place every year the week before Father’s Day. It has been celebrated in Canada since 2014 and is inspired by other weeks of the same kind that were already taking place around the world, particularly in the United States and Australia. It emphasizes the importance of the health and […]
Intermittent fasting is gaining popularity. There are claims that it has many virtues, including weight loss and a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But is it really effective? We’re about to shine a light on intermittent fasting and its effects on health below.